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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R1EQYvM7PdQQpz5xd9hPjSuGIIY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67682397/307_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_vs_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> faces a dangerous opponent this weekend, but the biggest challenge to his lightweight supremacy may already be in his rear-view mirror.</p> <p>That’s how head coach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2260/javier-mendez">Javier Mendez</a> sees it, at least until he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TVqYHUnANlH57hnriG9GL3ycWfE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67682568/125_Ode_Osbourne.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A battle of Contender Series alums has been added to the UFC’s early 2021 schedule.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a flyweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5274/ode-osbourne">Ode Osbourne</a> and <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bKlXjHwgDe0Rmb1bmvhO45Negjo=/254x0:1684x953/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67682600/tonygaethje249.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> full fight video to see Gaethje end Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak and capture an interim lightweight title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> in Abu Dhabi on May 9.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"<a class="ql-link"...

<img alt="UFC 254: Alvarez v Yakovlev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ck4t8Cm7VFnB06X5TfwyCytfEd8=/0x0:4710x3140/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67682882/1281994862.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4813/joel-alvarez">Joel Alvarez</a> kicked off the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> fight card in style. </p> <p>The 27-year-old took on longtime veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/848/alexander-yakovlev">Alexander Yakovlev</a> in the event’s opening preliminary fight...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje " src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2ntswPgp535VEjHJ3j4V8QMF3aM=/0x0:3384x2256/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67681649/1229237555.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will clash in the UFC 254 main event Saturday afternoon. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> results for the Khabib vs....

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9GamhyY_oUShR_XOjv1SIKgGBnI=/0x0:5277x3518/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67679614/1256428690.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>To say <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2258/jon-anik">Jon Anik</a> is excited to call Saturday’s lightweight championship fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> would be an understatement.</p> <p>The lead play-by-voice for the UFC will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z3NK30wMINwW3aBagNHIlXEih3Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67679982/115_ceremonial_Lauren_Murphy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a> realizes the risk she’s taking at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> and the reward should lead her to an opportunity to fight for the women’s flyweight title. </p> <p>Murphy, who was originally scheduled to face <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/A-m0gPJURrxbv43AKlk2vP_vOuE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680403/005_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It appears as if <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> will get his wish to swim with one of the top dogs in the welterweight division. </p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> appeared on <a href="https://www.jimrome.com/media/audio-channel/10232020-dana-white">The Jim Rowe...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xg7qyOTuezFzT7ZY9eM2sA8Fkuo=/0x0:3869x2579/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680569/1281750777.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> official weigh-ins, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> looked nervous.</p> <p>He was the first man up Friday morning, but the UFC’s lightweight king took his time stepping to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/S44NmlipGftl_ZdF4HHwGYuZMuM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680688/116_alex_oliveira.0.jpg"> <small>Alex Oliveira fought twice already this year, defeating Max Griffin and Peter Sobotta | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3206/alex-oliveira">Alex Oliveira</a> stepped in as a short-notice replacement to take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5322/shavkat-rakhmonov">Shavkat Rakhmonov</a> at Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> on Fight...